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Titanic building, Belfast

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The £97m iconic Titanic Belfast building provides seven upper storeys of accommodation covering an area of 14,000m2 along with a two-storey basement providing 520 car-parking spaces.

We provided a multi-disciplinary service including fire engineering advice and liaised with the statutory authorities to gain regulatory approval for the work.

The Titanic Belfast development was a major factor in the regeneration of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter and the revitalisation of the area’s heritage. 

The building includes an arts centre, conferencing facilities, a theatre and restaurants but more importantly houses the Titanic Experience Museum. 

Project name

Titanic building, Belfast

Client

Titanic Quarter Ltd

Location

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Services provided

  • Fire engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Landscape design
  • Environment
Photo of the interior atrium of Titanic Belfast

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The upper ground level slab was designed to be a plaza for the public and emergency vehicles. The basement was an 1100mm dp flat slab supported on piles. 

We produced a detailed National Building Specification (NBS) and method statements to ensure the concrete grade, cement content, w/c ratio and curing of the concrete were all addressed to ensure a good quality of concrete was achieved.

The superstructure comprised a steel frame with composite concrete beams and floors. The staircases provided stability, constructed in slip-form reinforced concrete. The cladding and glazing were fixed to the main frame with secondary steelwork. The ‘inverted’ structure (i.e., with floors getting larger as the height increased) meant that the stability of the frame was paramount. In some areas, steel columns had to be fabricated to suit both the aesthetics and as standard section sizes weren't available to span the unrestrained heights required.

A detailed fire strategy report was prepared for the development and the approving authorities throughout the design development stages of the project.

We undertook Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling to demonstrate that the visitors in the building would remain safe in the event of a fire, particularly within the central atrium space. Given the building's complex geometry, CFD modelling offered the only realistic technical approach to assessing in detail the development and growth of fire and the spread of smoke throughout the space.

We used the CFD model to assess the tenability conditions that residents in the atrium may be exposed to based on a range of agreed fire scenarios, and we determined that they would remain safe during a building emergency evacuation. The outcome was an award-winning building that retains the architect’s aspirations for a vibrant atrium space.

£   97 m

project value

14000 m2

of accommodation across 7 floors

520

car parking spaces